Unlike other rooms in a home, cabinets are usually the biggest focal point in a bathroom and choosing the bathroom cabinets that are both beautiful and function is important when you are updating or creating a new bathroom. When you are deciding on the cabinets that will fit your needs and requirements, it will be important to think about the total look you want to achieve, the function of the units and the flow that you will need to achieve in the room.
When a person is remodeling their bathroom they often increase the size of the room and have more flexibility about the size of the cabinets they will select. However, if you are updating your bathroom, you are probably working with a relatively small space that will require some thought before you commit to a style or design.
Any time you are updating features in your home, it is important to think about how the change will increase the value of your home. Choosing a classic style and design is often the appropriate option for a person who may sell their home at a later date. When contemporary styles and designs are selected, it may be necessary to update the cabinets when the contemporary style or color changes.
It is very easy to “date” a room with color and design. Many people can walk into a bathroom and tell when they were installed by the color and design of the cabinetry. If you are an individual who enjoys updating their bathroom every year or so, and you have the budget to afford switching out your cabinets and fixtures, then the color and design of the day will probably work for you.
However, most people do not enjoy updating their bathroom and find that choosing cabinets that fit the room, have classic lines, and enhance the warmth and beauty of the room, are a much better choice. Well made cabinets withstand the test of time. When they are made from a hard wood that is treated to resist the damp temperatures of a bathroom, they will retain their beauty and function indefinitely.
Most cabinets are designed so that the counter and basin can be switched out easily. If you have a large bathroom, and are switching from a single to a dual basin, the cabinet that you select should be large enough to support the counter set that you are going to attach to it. Before putting the new cabinets in the bathroom, make sure that your plumbing and fixtures have been altered to support two basins.
It will also be important to measure the space where your larger units will be placed. A good rule of thumb is to allow for 1 1/2 times the size of your single sink cabinet when you are planning for dual sinks. If you are going to use a bowl-basin, you may need a cabinet that has supports in the frame that will support the bowl and hold it in place.
Talking to a professional about the different types of bathroom cabinets available and the type of unit that will be best suited for your space will be very helpful. The advances made in cabinetry have resulted in a myriad of choices for both small and large bathrooms. It is possible to find the perfect cabinets for your bathroom that will have accessories that make your bathroom the inviting place that you want it to be.